Nintendo America Boss: More To Be Announced For Nintendo Switch 2017 Line-up
There is a bit of shortage of third-party developers support on Nintendo Switch, but Nintendo is making sure that it doesn't reflect too much in the mainstream media. How can they cover this up? The answer is simple: keeping releasing interesting first-party games periodically. The second of 2017 looks pretty good for Nintendo Switch as there is a lot of games coming, and most of them are multiplayer focused. Also, the future (2018) also looks bright with the likes of Yoshi, Kirby, Metroid Prime 4, and Pokemon game already confirmed to release in 2018 for Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Aime in a recent interview with Waypoint has hinted that there are more to be announced for Nintendo Switch for 2017. This could mean multiple things: there is a possibility that Reggie is talking/referring to the dates of Fire Emblem Warriors, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Xenoblade 2 for Nintendo Switch. Another possibility is that he is referring to the third-party releases.
Read the full statement of Reggie below and interpret it as you will. Do share your views with us in the comment section below.
Waypoint: So, Reggie, great to see you again. E3 2017 is here, and for me, the big push for Switch this year, for Nintendo this year, was, at least in the Spotlight, was "Hey, we have Switch games coming. We have a lot of games coming this year, a lot of them are multiplayer focused, and by the holiday, we will have a really respectable catalog." And then there were also a few gestures towards the future: Yoshi, Kirby, Metroid Prime 4, Pokémon. And I'm curious what you thought of the response to those promises so far. Has that been largely positive, or mixed, or–
Reggie Fils-Aime: The response to what we've showcased, and it really is just a small tip for 2018, has been exceptionally positive. You've got fans seeing Metroid Prime 4, hearing that Mr. Tanabe, who's been involved in all of the Metroid Prime games, is going to be at the helm of that, the fans are tremendously excited. To hear that there's going to be a core Pokémon RPG experience on the Nintendo Switch, the fans are incredibly excited. To see a traditional Kirby experience, with him inhaling enemies and copying abilities, fans are excited about that. And then the Yoshi game that we showcased, with that unique, you know, motion to go "behind-the-scenes," so to speak, have people really intrigued. So just by showcasing those four games, and giving a little bit of a taste, yeah there's a lot of excitement to what 2018 can hold.
But to be clear, we look at E3 in the here and now. Our focus is on games that are largely going to be available between now and the end of the holiday season. And when you look at that lineup, there's a strong game coming literally every month, starting tomorrow with Arms, and then Splatoon 2, then in August is the Mario + Rabbids game, September, October with Super Mario Odyssey. We've got that great pace of content, and I can tell you there's more to be announced.